NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:36:49 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 28, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 28, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 28, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Arm Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-arm-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-arm-knitting Date: July 28, 2014

Learn to knit a scarf using only your arms, no needles at all! For ages 6 -12. Taught by Caludia Albanese.

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: July 28, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 28, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8732, -73.8377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536114a37b60f.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 28, 2014

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.846, -73.941 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f9ba11f3.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Beatz Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science Date: July 28, 2014

Camille Gainer, aka Beatz Science, is a native New Yorker with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin and piano at the age of 11. She then went on to study with master drummer Michael Carvin, who she credits with opening her up to all styles of playing and most notably being aware of the feeling and language of different styles and her sight-reading prowess. Her diligence and perseverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn’s Long Island University, where she got to study with other greats such as Keith Copeland. Camille has gone on to work with such luminous artist as Roy Ayers, Roberta Flack, M.C. Shan Les Nubians, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys, Wayne Brady and countless others.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rochdale

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.672, -73.7744 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e534ac01aa.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 28, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-games Date: July 28, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 28, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 28, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 28, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/flicks-on-the-beach-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/flicks-on-the-beach-the-lego-movie Date: July 28, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In The Lego Movie, an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 29, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 29, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 29, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: July 29, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature. Tree Care Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from April 22nd 2014- September 2nd 2014. Sessions will occur from 10am-12pm with one session a month at 5pm-7pm.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Driggs Ave and Monitor Street

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9422 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 29, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: July 29, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children. Suitable for babies and children up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7433, -73.8514 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: July 29, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 29, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361153585c7f.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Moona Luna]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna Date: July 29, 2014

Moona Luna is the kindie group that The New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.”

Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Vasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50′s and 60′s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake— the tunes are finger snapping good and cater to wide audiences everywhere!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536137c27bf78.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 29, 2014

Since its inception in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy has been dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in Brooklyn and surrounding communities. The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word "ifetayo" meaning "love is enough for joy" and captures Ifetayo’s approach to empowering youth, studying culture through the arts, and redefining community. The Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is an award-winning performance group, recognized for their combination of artistic excellence and exploration of social issues. Members are youth of the African Diaspora ages 12 – 19 residing in under resourced communities of central Brooklyn, who thrive under the opportunity for education, art-making, and self-determination. IYE creates high-caliber original, socially relevant, and interdisciplinary performance works.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53615d3231df1.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 29, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 29, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-games Date: July 29, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 29, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 29, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 29, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 29, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: July 29, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: July 29, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/game-night Date: July 29, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: July 29, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5bc836252.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaways Film Festival: Free Willy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/free-willy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/free-willy Date: July 29, 2014

Outdoor movie night for the family to enjoy. Movie begins at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Free Willy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-night-free-willy-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-night-free-willy-pg Date: July 29, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88b1120c6b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 30, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: July 30, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 30, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 30, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: July 30, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Music Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-music-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-music-making Date: July 30, 2014

Listen and learn about music children played in colonial times. Make your own instrument to take home! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Colleen Siuzdak.

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 30, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: July 30, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Vered and the Babes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-vered-and-the-babes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-vered-and-the-babes Date: July 30, 2014

It’s not hard to understand why songstress Vered is adored by NY parents. Her voice is lush, her songs funny and poignant, and her upbeat melodies and playful harmonies are reminiscent of a doo-wop band. Her album, Good Morning My Love, was a Gold Award Winner from both the Parents' Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications and was named by Laurie Berkner a 2012 favorite (USA Today). Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones, adding melody and bounce to the ups and downs, joyful interactions, and daily routines. Her band, Vered and the Babes, bring a variety of instruments including pots and pans, french-horn and trumpet, and always have the kids and parents jumping and singing along. “With warmth enough to melt the polar ice cap, the love, understanding, and humor emerge…circumspect, insightful, and filled with joy" (Parents' Choice Foundation.)

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613d7742771.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Larger Than Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life Date: July 30, 2014

Hailing from New York, MC Vin, John, Esjae and Kevin (among others), set out to start the ultimate boy band tribute show, bringing back the hits of artists the likes of Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, Nsync and 98 Degrees! They also feature classic hits from The Temptations, Jackson 5 and more. Larger Than Life strives to light up that spark, bring back those colors and good times that - deep inside - never truly left our hearts. The combo is not simply a tribute band: their show engages the audience unlike anything else out there! Don’t miss the time to jump on this crazy pop machine and let the music tell you the rest of the story.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613eb52f37b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 30, 2014

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f9ba11f3.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 30, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-games Date: July 30, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 30, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 30, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Magician Wayne 'Superius' Garland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/magician-wayne-superius-garland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/magician-wayne-superius-garland Date: July 30, 2014

Children will love this magical presentation starring Wayne "Superius" Garland, the original Hip Hop magician, ventriloquist, comedian.

Sposored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 30, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-family-festival Date: July 30, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/little-reds-hood Date: July 30, 2014

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale with a modern twist.

Presented by Puppets in the Park and sponsored by City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Heathers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerscreen-heathers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerscreen-heathers Date: July 30, 2014

SummerScreen is a free outdoor movie series that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August in McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with food vendors and live music. Films begin at sundown.

In Heathers, a girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: killing the popular kids.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-movie-series-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-movie-series-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 Date: July 30, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Flint Lockwood's infamous weather invention is back and churning out food-animal hybrids in this delicious sequel. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5402, -74.1418 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5c89d7b82.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show presents "The Princess Bride"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: July 30, 2014

This year’s theme: Getting to Know You! Riverside Park’s staff favorites.This film was selected by the Director of Volunteers & Horticulture Lynda Tower. Pack a picnic and bring a friend. Open captioned.

The Princess Bride: "A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather)." IMDB.com

Summer on the Hudson programming is free to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhudson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f3879448c6.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 31, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 31, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 31, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime With Karma Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

StoryTime comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. Karma Kids invites babies through 6 year olds (and their grownups) to help lift stories off the page as they read and play yoga together! Build literacy skills and healthy bodies in this action-packed class. Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids happens every Thursday morning at 10 AM during Summer in the Square!

Please bring a mat or towel.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19fd582485.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Finger Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-finger-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-finger-knitting Date: July 31, 2014

Learn how to knit a scarf using only your fingers, no needles!

Suitable for ages 6 - 12. Taught by Claudia Albanese.

Please note: Pre-registration is required with payment

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 31, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: July 31, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: July 31, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 31, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115788e91f.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham Date: July 31, 2014

Come and enjoy an interactive and exciting performance by Darlene Graham. The music is a mix of folk and remixes of children's songs.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 31, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Shine and the Moonbeams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mad-sq-kids-shine-and-the-moonbeams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mad-sq-kids-shine-and-the-moonbeams Date: July 31, 2014

Shine and the Moonbeams are family music’s first soul band. Come clap your hands and stomp your feet and rejoice in the celebration of the rhythm of all things family!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613e0feaa5c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 31, 2014

Since its inception in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy has been dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in Brooklyn and surrounding communities. The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word "ifetayo" meaning "love is enough for joy" and captures Ifetayo’s approach to empowering youth, studying culture through the arts, and redefining community. The Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is an award-winning performance group, recognized for their combination of artistic excellence and exploration of social issues. Members are youth of the African Diaspora ages 12 – 19 residing in under resourced communities of central Brooklyn, who thrive under the opportunity for education, art-making, and self-determination. IYE creates high-caliber original, socially relevant, and interdisciplinary performance works.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53615d3231df1.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mama Akanke's Funky Folklore & More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more Date: July 31, 2014

Mama Akanke began her storytelling career while still a student at Howard University over 35 years ago. Challenged by her theatre professor to research and implement alternate forms of entertainment, she explored the world of storytelling and folklore through the lenses of Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham and became so inspired, developed and performed a one woman interactive participatory storytelling show for the D.C. Public Schools. Mama Akanke’ became a founding member of the Nubian Folklore Company; Sister Griots and Urban Griots. She has performed for audiences around the world for over 30 years as both a storyteller and actress to great acclaim. Well known for her imaginative interpretations of characters, her energy, her focus on literacy, magnetism and rapport with her audiences, Mama Akanke believes that every individual has the capacity to reach into their imaginations to understand other cultures and people in the world by actively engaging in their history and traditions. It is her hope that through her stories, songs and dances, the rich culture and beauty of people from the African Diaspora will be celebrated and passed on for generations to come. Mama Akanke has been featured as both a performer and director at venues throughout the world including: the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; Howard University; Morgan State University; Syracuse University; Cornell University; The Apollo Theatre; The National Black Storytellers Festival; The National Black Theatre Festival; The University of Connecticut; The St. Gallen Theatre in Switzerland; The European Premier of the musicals “Raisin and The Sound of Soul” and a myriad of other venues. Mama Akanke incorporates her skills as a drama therapist, arts educator and interfaith minister to transform her audiences as she weaves funky folklore and more.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8866, -73.8979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e54509077d.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 31, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-games Date: July 31, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 31, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 31, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/ecocrafts Date: July 31, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Joanie Leeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long!

Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10 a.m., followed by fun activities, face painting, shows and performances

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a4767b369.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Festival 2014 at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/sports-festival-2014-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/sports-festival-2014-at-morningside-park Date: July 31, 2014

Join us for a day full of fun and sports! Activities will include rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, softball, lacrosse, yukiball, Zumba and other great activities! All ages are welcome to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Manhattan Avenue & West 112th Street (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.802, -73.96 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 31, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 31, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: July 31, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Creepy Crawlies And Wiggly Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms Date: July 31, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. What can you find under a rock? Who wriggles and crawls through Wave Hill’s gardens? This week, listen to stories that give you a bug’s-eye-view of the world, and then join us as we wiggle, flutter and dance like some of the garden’s tiniest inhabitants. Our books this week are The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, The Snail’s Spell by Joanne Ryder and Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baac5139e58.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Beetlejuice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/syfy-movies-with-a-view-beetlejuice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/syfy-movies-with-a-view-beetlejuice Date: July 31, 2014

In this film, a young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) lead an idyllic country life until they accidentally drown and become trapped in their old house as ghosts. This ghost couple attempts to scare off a family of cosmopolitan New Yorkers that move into their home, eventually enlisting the help of an insane poltergeist, Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). A darkly funny vision of the afterlife that made director Tim Burton a household name.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Mike Delgidice and Big Shot featuring current members of Billy Joels's Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band Date: July 31, 2014

This premiere Billy Joel Show is returning!

Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Man of Steel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-movie-series-man-of-steel Date: July 31, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Man of Steel, a young man with extraodinary powers must discover his own identity while saving the world from destruction. Rated PG-13.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5dfd8cc5d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 1, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 1, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 1, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 1, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 1, 2014

Wildlife Theater is the outreach program for the WCS and the Central Park Zoo.

Wildlife Theater travels the tri-state area entertaining and education children and families about wild things and wild places. From penguins to polar bears, dinosaurs to butterflies, children leave the theater with a new wonder for the world around them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536119ae5dbd4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 1, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115c5e57b2.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 1, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-games Date: August 1, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 1, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 1, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 1, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/seasonal-crafts Date: August 1, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Six-Legged Wonders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sixlegged-wonders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/sixlegged-wonders Date: August 1, 2014

Summer is a great time to discover some of the Greenbelt’s smallest residents.

From brilliant butterflies to chirping crickets, lots of insects can be found crawling and flying through the forest. First, we will learn what makes an insect and insect. Next, we will go outside on a short walk in search of insects. Finally, we will create our very own insect to take home.

Program is suitable for ages 4-8. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:36:50 EDT